Pyramid Mountain Trail

HARD 39 reviews
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Pyramid Mountain Trail is a 6.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Port Angeles, Washington that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until October.

DISTANCE
6.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,519 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

From Port Angeles, West for 28 miles on US 101 to North Shore Rd. Right for 3 miles to trailhead on the left side of the road.

1 month ago

Excellent hike, moderate to hard, especially around the washout area, view at the end worth it. Easy to get to trailhead and parking.

nature trips
4 months ago

bring plenty of water. no water source

hiking
4 months ago

Hiking with kids - slide area about 1.5 into hike is not recommended. Dock near parking area just past trailhead great for a quick dip- bring suits and towels.

hiking
6 months ago

Some steep switch backs and slide area that needs to be crossed. But good hike and well maintained trails, beside the slide area.

6 months ago

Relatively easy day hike. Great views overlooking the lake. Careful through the slide area....common sense has to apply.

backpacking
6 months ago

Nice day hike trail. The path through the landslide was not difficult in dry conditions. Two hours up but missed view due to cloud cover. Water was available in two places. Great hike.

7 months ago

Couldn’t cross the slide area, its quite dangerous. Rest is fine. Was able to go up and come back in 2 hours.

hiking
7 months ago

Very easy, a bit long and uphill but nothing worth being concerned about.

9 months ago

Great hike.. crossing the slide area was definitely challenging but the rest of the hike was very doable

hiking
9 months ago

Definitely a technical hike. You have to leap across three streams and traverse a landslide. The landslide was terrifying, serious risk of falling. View is incredible, the little shack at the top is a great place for lunch.

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Hiked it back it September hard but the views of the mountains and lake was so worth it

hiking
Saturday, August 12, 2017

Tough hike but gorgeous! Worth the effort and time.

Monday, July 03, 2017

Tough. Challenging.terrifying... but beautiful views

hiking
Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Great 7 MILE hike we just did it today (10/2/16). Made it to the shelter at the top right in time for the rain. The first mile or so was very mellow then we hit the first switch back and up up from there. Took us just under 2 hrs. To make it to the top. Worth it!

hiking
Friday, July 08, 2016

This hike was amazing! Tough at times, a lot of steep switchbacks. There is a slide area that is way harder going in then going out. Went up there in the rain and low clouds so it made it a little more challenging. Worth the hike! Got to the peak and dried out in the small shelter. Ran into other hikers seeking refuge, they were very friendly and we all ate lunch together before heading back down.

hiking
Sunday, May 15, 2016

fun trail. going across the land slide is a little sketchy. put at the end the views are awesome. trail is longer then posted. due to the land slide and rerouting of part of the trail.

hiking
Monday, April 25, 2016

Badass

hiking
Monday, May 18, 2015

One of my favorite local trails, want to point out that the Park recently created a new path across the slide area so its much safer to cross.

hiking
Sunday, June 17, 2012

This trail located closer to Port Angeles, and it follows and climbs the steep walls surrounding Lake Crescent.

This was my first overnight hike. I loaded up my brand new Osprey Exos and hit the trail with my brother and two of his friends. You are gradually going up and along side the mountain for the first 2 miles and then come the switchbacks. I did this trail in 2011 and at that time there was still 1/8th of a mile of trail that was washed out. It was still accessible, but very dangerous. At some points the trail was mainly sand and no more than a foot wide, we had to side step the whole way.

At the summit of pyramid peak there is an old WW2 cabin/shelter that was used to Scout planes. Technically you're not allowed to camp inside but we did. There are no windows and no door, so we brought plastic window film and tacks and used plywood that was up there for a door.

Now the view is just as good as Storm King, but watch your step. Once you're on the summit you barely have much room to walk around the shelter, so don't get up there too early because there is not much to do.

hiking
Friday, April 20, 2012

Went today and the landslide was too severe to cross, which was a complete disappointment to my friends and I. I'm usually very adventurist and am not afraid to cross risky paths, but my friend almost lost her life trying to navigate over the landslide pass today. I wouldn't suggest anyone wasting their time going up this hike until they fix this trail.

hiking
Thursday, November 24, 2011

Great trail. The most exciting part is the landslide crossing. The view at the top is great too.

hiking
Tuesday, May 03, 2011

The landslide has grown significantly over the winter and there are new washouts near the two creeks that you have to cross

hiking
Wednesday, August 18, 2010

I down graded this trail a little bit because there was a land slide that took out a portion of the trail and makes it very dangerous to navigate. Once you get to the peak it's amazing! you get a view of Lake crescent that makes it worth the trip.

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